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March 2nd, 2011

In memory of "Meme" @ 11:44 am

My wife Valerie's mother, known for the last quarter century or more as "Meme," passed away peacefully on Saturday morning. Valerie an aunt and a cousin were with her at the time and say it was such a quiet going there is some debate as to when it actually occurred.

The funeral is today, in about two hours in fact. I'm late in posting this because the last few days have been full and fast as we prepared for the event. I'll be saying a few words, and thinking about those words reminded me I should acknowledge her here as well.

I've never posted much about Meme, but she has been the center of the extended family for decades. All major holidays were celebrated by family gatherings at her home. But Carrie Colty was "CeCe" before she was "Meme" and did many things before becoming the heart of the extended Colty clan of Joiners and Joneses and Heywards and Killianys. She led a full and interesting and meaningful life. Rather than recap it, I'll direct you to her obituary, here.


Of course my son posted one of his representative albums over on Facebook. And of course I've copied a few of those images to post here.

Beginning with my favorite, CeCe at about the age Valerie was when I met her:



Here she is around the time she began her career as a teacher:


As the mother of young children in a happy home:


With her teenage daughter:


And the way I always think of her:
 
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From:roadnotes
Date:March 2nd, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
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What a wonderful gorgeous woman, and how lucky you are to have had her in my life. Please pass on my condolences to Valerie and the rest of your family.
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From:lianespicer.blogspot.com
Date:March 15th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
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So sorry for your loss, KeVin. Please pass on my condolences to Valerie and the family.
From:sowermywoh
Date:November 3rd, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for your share! very impressive!


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